Tiene más de 500.000 seguidores en su cuenta de Instagram, y no es para menos. El papá más molón de Internet se llama Simon Hooper y se encarga a través de esta red social de mostrar la cara B, no siempre retratada en los medios sociales, de la paternidad.
Es director de operaciones en una consultoría y papá (junto a su mujer Clementine) de 4 niñas: Anya, Marnie, Ottilie y Dalila (éstas dos últimas son mellizas). Su forma de mostrar las situaciones más cotidianas a las que todo padre se tiene que enfrentar se ha hecho viral. Sin duda, en todas ellas hay un gran protagonista con el que todos nos sentimos súper identificados: el cansancio.
We've been sharing a room with the narcolepsy twins for 5 nights now. We wake, sitting bolt up right, every time they move/ fart / cry, & as a result, we are both look like zombies at the moment - Fat zombies that have drunk and eaten way too much. So Last night while in the pub, clemmie caught me at my most susceptible moment (while talking to someone else) and before I knew it, I'd agreed to give her a 2 hour lie in. so this morning I woke up to the usual screams before we moved downstairs, carrying the twins like barrels under each arm, and tried to get them to pretend to be mute mimes to avoid being shouted at by sleeping beauty. I failed. They discovered that they fit in the gap behind The TV and took turns to get wedged, seemingly unable or unwilling to reverse out. It was like 2 large people getting out of an elevator at the same time. #hometomorrow #backtotheratrace #zombieparents #neversharearoomwithababy #FOD #dadlife #instadad #fatherofdaughters
En una entrevista afirmó que su principal objetivo es que otros papás y mamás puedan identificarse con sus fotos y saber que no están solos.
Según él, todos lidiamos con el mismo "problema" al que llamamos paternidad.
The cornerstone of any dad's role is the old horse / pig ride but I'm starting to feel more like a mid sized family car with all 4 my girls aboard. Without me really realising, these rides have evolved from what was a cheap fair ground attraction to entertain kids into an in-house Uber service for children who's legs no longer seem to work from lack of use. They've also taken to now simply calling me 'pig' and steer me by the twisting of my ears. on top of that, I have to point out imaginary land marks as we go from room to room and if the guided tour isn't up to scratch, someone will inevitably try and pull my trousers down while I'm in this vulnerable position - usually it'll be @mother_of_daughters. Am I being bullied? I'm genuinely not sure #the4thatbrokethecamelsback #aremygirlsbullyingme #inhouseuber #luckyivegotagoodass #fatherofdaughters #FOD #instadad #dadlife
Además, en su Instagram nos muestra reflexiones a las que llega gracias a su papel como padre. Como en este vídeo en el que nos explica que jugar con sus hijas le abre una puerta a entender la mente de los niños y le reaviva y hace sentir joven de una manera que el botox o los peelings químicos no pueden lograr.
I play with Barbie. There, I said it (hardly shocking as I'm drowning in daughters). As an adult, your imagination can get stunted as life experience tells you what's possible and what's not, but playing with my girls & watching where their minds takes them keeps me feeling youthful, something no chemical peel or botox can compete with. Granted, some of the story lines are a little far fetched, but that's the point isn't it? why not be a fashion designer one moment, an astronaut the next and finish the day being a vet, having been a particle physicist that also moonlights as a backing dancer between lunch and tea time. It's hard to keep up, but as long as they keep playing, so will I. FYI I don't play with Barbie when the kids aren't around. not in view of Clemmie anyway. Any other dad's out there who partake in a bit of roleplay #dadswhoplaybarbie #ifiwerebarbieidbeshattered #understandagirlsmindsishardwork #play #parenting #FOD #Fatherofdaughters #ad #dadlife #instadad
¿Os resultan familiares imágenes como esta?
@mother_of_daughters is out this evening getting yet another ear piercing (if she gets any more, I'll be able to see through her) so I've got all 4. Like any manager worth his pay grade, I delegated & I left Marnie in charge of the 2 delinquents while I made bottles. I returned to the twins drowning animals in the toilet & dispensing of, what transpired to be, the last toilet roll in the house. Unsurprizingly, like my pay check after 10 days, the 6 yr old had vanished without a trace. If you don't hear from me tomorrow it's because i died on a wet bathroom floor due to getting my arm stuck round the U bend while retrieving a plastic squeaky cow and my dignity. What a way to go. #atleasthedieddoingwhatheloved #toilettombola #baddelegation #myselfrespectisintheresomewheretoo #FOD #fatherofdaughters #dadlife #instadad
Si, además, queréis visitar el Instagram de la mamá de esta divertida familia, aquí os dejamos uno de sus últimos posts para que también os riais un buen rato.
Who run the world? GIRLS! Pretty chuffed with our new piece of art made by the mega cool @megtait_showpony 💡💡💡 working today so hoping my girl gang is being good for @father_of_daughters anyone else find this half term comes around so quickly? 👩🏻👱🏻♀️👧🏼👶🏼👶🏼 #whoruntheworld #wallart #sayitinlights #girlgang